A spot of both over trade with China

I visited the British Naval Museum in Portsmouth earlier this year.  Well worth a visit. While it may be Chinese hyperbole to describe the century following the first Opium War as the "Century of Humiliation", the British are at their best when it comes to understatement. Philip Newton aboard the HEICS* Nemesis (a nice touch of irony) won the 1st China War Medal. 

Read More